Lisbon, Portugal 21-25 July 2014

EPJE De Gennes Lecture

EPJE Pierre-Gilles De Gennes prize for Ludwik Leibler


The 9th Liquid Matter conference is pleased to host the fourth edition of the EPJE - Pierre Gilles De Gennes Lecture Prize. This initiative of the European Physical Journal E - Soft Matter and Biological Physics takes the name from the illustrious Nobel laureate who founded the journal. The prize (1000 euros) is sponsored by the publishers of EPJ (EPD Sciences, SIF and Springer) and is awarded to outstanding scientists for their contribution to Soft Matter research.

This year the journal EPJE will honour Ludwik Leibler with the 2014 EPJE Pierre-Gilles De Gennes Lecture prize. Leibler is researcher at CNRS and Adjunct Professor at ESPCI ParisTech where he directs the Laboratory for Soft Matter and Chemistry. The Editors of the journal nominated him for his seminal contributions to polymer physics and the revolutionary polymeric materials, self-healing elastomers and vitrimers that he invented.

The prize lecture will be introduced by Daan Frenkel, co-Editor-in-Chief of EPJE and will be delivered in the plenary session of 22 July in Lisbon.

A theoretical physicist by training, Ludwik Leibler got his PhD from Warsaw University in 1976. He then moved to Paris for his post-doctoral studies at the College de France with Pierre-Gilles De Gennes. He continued on to more experimentally oriented studies and has become famous worldwide for his important contributions to the study of polymer dynamics and nanostructuring that have brought much innovation to the polymer industry. Leibler has received many awards for teaching and research from various organizations.

Previous recipients of the EPJE Pierre-Gilles De Gennes prize have been: Sam Safran, Mike Cates and Julia Yeomans.

Lisbon, Portugal 21-25 July 2014